As the U.S. Latino population continues to grow, industries are eager to acquire their market whose purchasing power exceeds $1 trillion. And so the film industry is hungry to capitalize on the leading ethnic group driving theater sales, Latinos.
A Theater Near You is Remezcla’s guide to awesome Latin movies for the lazy and broke; you can watch these all at home. Sleep Dealer isn’t your run-of-the-mill Sci-Fi movie. It’s in Spanish, it’s political and it imagines the near future; a world of cyberbraceros, coyoteks, remotely-controlled drones, aqua-terrorists, and closed borders. Whether you’re a Sci-Fi nerd or not, this is something you gotta watch. I guarantee you’ve never seen anything like it.
Pedro Almodóvar groupies can breathe a sigh of relief. Sony Pictures Classics has announced that they will release his upcoming film in U.S. theaters as early as next summer. Things are a bit hazy since filming hasn’t even started yet–the shoot is scheduled to begin next month in Spain. But, what was only chisme a few months ago is proving to be mostly true.
This year’s Frameline36: the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival will not disappoint. The world’s oldest and largest showcase of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender cinema runs June 14 – 24, with screenings at multiple SF theaters and in the East Bay. Amongst the films representing over 30 countries are some much buzzed about and highly anticipated Latino films. Here are Remezcla’s top picks from this year’s Latin@ Program.
A Theater Near You is Remezcla’s guide to awesome Latin movies for the lazy and broke; you can watch these all at home. Eduardo Noriega was the Spanish it boy of the late nineties and early millenium. But lately, he’s been in the “where are they now” category. Having made some films in English, it seems as if he’s attempting a crossover. But, let’s forget about Noriega’s descent into crappy American movies and remember his better days. This week’s Theater Near You is a tribute to Eduardo Noriega and his best performances.
Latin Americans have an iffy relationship with Spain. We get it, colonialism leaves scars. But, like it or not, they share language, culture, and DNA. In times like these, when it’s hard for anyone to put together enough money to make a movie, collaboration is key. Spanish and Latin American co-productions are at an all-time high. This in part has led to a resurgence in the amount of movies produced each year in both Spain and Latin America.